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Topic - Charles W. Boustany Jr.
Republicans investigating the IRS targeting scandal said Wednesday that the agency continued to conduct secret surveillance on tea party groups even after approving them for tax-exempt status.
President Obama is being hit by new scandals almost weekly in a growing web of investigations and revelations that have further damaged his troubled administration.
It's Tax Day, and lawmakers from both parties are pressing the Internal Revenue Service to come clean about its policy on reading taxpayers' email without a warrant.
President Obama says he hasn't yet scheduled a meeting with Republican Mitt Romney.
Even in a state known for its colorful political contests, the battle between two incumbent Republicans in Louisiana's 3rd Congressional District may go down as one of the nastiest ever.
President Obama's health care takeover is so unpopular with voters that he has stopped talking about it in public. Behind the scenes, however, he's tapping into taxpayers' pockets for a multimillion-dollar advertising campaign to change their minds. Congress wants answers.
Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke on Tuesday urged Republicans to support raising the nation's borrowing limit. He said threatening to block the increase to gain deeper federal spending cuts could backfire and worsen the economy.
House Republicans want the IRS to investigate whether AARP's lucrative insurance business violates its status as a tax-exempt organization.
"I think we'll have a hard time with our conference, with a number of members, because of the lack of Obamacare features in that," said Rep. Charles W. Boustany Jr., Louisiana Republican.
"Four months after Lois Lerner's apology for targeting, there are many questions that are still outstanding. And frankly, we still don't have all the answers that we need," said Rep. Charles W. Boustany Jr., Louisiana Republican and chairman of the Ways and Means oversight subcommittee.